Operator University of Würzburg
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass < 10 kilograms (22 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 23 September 2009, 06:21 (2009-09-23T06:21Z) UTC
Rocket PSLV C14
Launch site Satish Dhawan FLP
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric

The University Würzburg's Experimental satellite 2 (UWE-2) is a CubeSat of a length of 10 cm and a mass of 1 kg. Developed by the University of Würzburg, its scientific objectives are;

  • tests of methods and algorithms for attitude determination,
  • optimisation of internet protocol parameters, in order to adapt to the specific space environment.

On 23.9.2009 UWE-2 was launched by an Indian PSLV rocket (PSLV-C14) together with Oceansat-2 and three further CubeSats in a polar orbit at 730 km altitude. Successful operations could be initiated.

UWE-2 followed the earlier UWE-1. UWE-3 is also planned.

See also

External links

 UWE-2 im Reinraum

  • UWE-2 homepage
  • Uni-Satellit UWE-2 erfolgreich gestartet, Gunnar Bartsch, Stabsstelle Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, 23 September 2009.
  • information on UWE-3